Jul

14

TEE 077: Staying Relevant with Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher

How do you compete for the job you want? Do you feel relevant? The work environment is changing dramatically. Whether you are hiring or looking to be hired staying relevant is the key to today’s success. In episode 77 of the Executive Edge Podcast Lee Caraher shares her insight on how to stay relevant in the changing marketplace.

Lee Caraher is the CEO of Double Forte PR & Digital Marketing; an acclaimed communication strategist, she’s known for her practical solutions to big problems. Her company works with some of the top consumer and technology brands in the country.

Lee’s the author of Millennials & Management based on her experience with failing and then succeeding at retaining Millennials. She also recently published The Boomerang Principle. Both can be found on Amazon.

Lee has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who have fun together at the same time. She is a straight talker who doesn’t hold too many punches, although she does her best to be pleasant about it. Her big laugh and sense of humor have gotten her out of a lot of trouble.

Lee is active in the community and currently serves on three nonprofit boards. A graduate of Carleton College with a degree in Medieval History, which she finds useful every day, Lee lives with her husband, two sons and a blind cat.

Highlights from this episode:
- How to recruit with ease
- Corporate Alumni program
- Orientation for new hires
- Repeat hiring processes
- How millennials are impacting the workforce
- Understanding into how millennials think
- Career Builders vs. Job Hoppers
- Communication tips
- Recruiting strategies
- Staying relevant in a fast changing world
- Image principles
- Circle of Conflict Resolution*

Tips:
1. Set up expectations early and often
2. Ask for feedback on how to improve
3. Millennials expect to be heard

To connect with Lee, go to www.LeeCaraher.com or on Twitter @LeeCaraher. Check out her podcasts: Everything Speaks and Focus Is Your Friend.

Whether are looking to change your career or start a business applying the tips from this episode will benefit you greatly. If I can assist you in that process, please email me at Linda@lhyatesconsulting.com.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

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Jun

11

TEE 034: Millennials – How To Work With Them – Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher
Millennials are entering today’s job market at an ever-increasing rate. In episode 34 of The Executive Edge we learn how to work with millennials. Our guest is Lee Caraher, author of Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work published by Bibliomotion.

Lee Caraher started Double Forte in 2002 as a new kind of communications firm designed to provide the best service in the business. Previously Executive Vice President at Weber Shandwick, president and founder of Red Whistle, and VP of SEGA, Caraher has managed multiple offices and hundreds of people of all ages, and was named in the 40 under 40 by industry publication PRWEEK. She serves on the boards of KQED Public Media and Grace Cathedral. She is a member of Entrepreneurs Only. Caraher holds a BA in medieval history from Carleton College, which she finds useful every day. She lives with her husband and two sons on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Highlights of this episode:
- Traveling with ease
- Perspective on control
- Not having to be the smartest person in the room
- How a sense of humor is an edge
- Being able to get to the heart of the matter quickly
- How questions can be an advantage
- How to handle feedback when you are caught off guard
- How to work with millennials
- Recruiting millennials
- How to turn a negative situation into a positive experience
- 4 generations – how to get along with each other in the office
- How to hit a home run with every project
- How please and thank you can give you traction
- Leadership tools to employ today

Connect with Lee at www.LeeCaraher.com. Her blog: www.RocksAreHard.com.

Achieving the goals of the business is possible with every generation. Understanding millennials and how to work with them can be the edge to get your business to the next level.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so that we can address it on the podcast so that you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential! Nothing is impossible!

Sign up for our image and success tips on www.LindaHYates.com.

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!